Business: Soapy Joe’s Car Wash
Type: Express tunnel with four self-serve bays and eight self-serve vacuum stations
Owner(s): Joe S. Lusby Jr. (father) and David J. Lusby (son)
Location: Georgetown, KY
Year opened: 2002
Equipment/chemicals: AVW equipment in the express tunnel and Jim Coleman equipment in the self-serve bays. Armour All® chemicals with an optional Rain-X application.
Unique Features: Tied into a Wal-Mart gas location also known as Murphy Oil USA. Customers receive $1 off at the carwash with fuel purchase.
Staff: James Hash, manager, four part-time employees and two part-time detailers.
Menu Includes: Free, four minute self-serve vacuum with tunnel wash.
Also of Note: Hand prep all vehicles prior to going through the express tunnel and spot free rinse application before drying cycle. This helps to ensure clean, spot-free vehicles.